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|Loewe multi- valve The first ever integrated circuit, from 1926!||The BIG stuff Serious glass.||High-frequency valves plus klystrons & magnetrons.||
Spark gap and triggered gap tubes and small thyratrons.
..and the cutest little CRT you'll ever see...!
|Vintage valves||Mercury Arc Rectifiers How you made DC before silicon.||Lamps etc. Antique / unusual bulbs & arc tubes..|
|Neon lamps and neon strobe tubes.||Geissler tubes pretty discharge tubes from before the days of neon.||Assorted glass components Weston cells, crystals, geiger tubes, vacuum guage.||
Photoelectric Cells and photomultipliers.
|Nixie tubes, dekatrons & counting tubes Digital glass stuff.||Nixie Clock project Full construction details including PCB artwork.||Advertisments for early electronic stuff incuding very early transistors & computing, from the early 1950s.||Interesting
old frequency counter
Unusual display device
|Very Clever Glassware including a glass analogue to digital converter and a 256 bit memory tube.|
Warning! Tesla coils and their ancillary equipment are VERY VERY dangerous and you should not even THINK about trying to make one unless you really understand the dangers of high-voltage electrical systems. And even then you probably shouldn't.
|Tesla coil pictures Trying not to burn down my garage.||Zapping CD's What to do with that Spice Girls CD you got for Xmas.||Lightbulb plasma globe Storm in a bulb.||Laptop Hell Remember those 'portable' PC's with plasma displays?|
|Fun with Argon Inert gas getting slightly more ert.||Zapping Electronic stuff Chip frying.||High voltage demo at the Deutsches Museum, Munich.||UK
Corby '98 First UK teslathon.
|UK Teslathon Corby '99||UK
Cambridge '99 With AVI's of coils and exploding stuff
|UK Teslathon Corby 2000||
Fun with a surge generator Can-crushing, ballistic maglev and exploding stuff.
|Jacob's Ladders High-voltage flames||Tesla Coil Motor Electric 'wheel of fire' effects.||Fun with Plasma in a xenon flash tube||"Quick & Dirty" Marx Generator Big sparks - fast!|
The Destruct-O-Tron Three Thousand
Joules of danger!
|The Jacobs-Ladder-O-Phone of fire!
A new twist on an old HV device
Teslathon Derby 2004
|Sparks of Fire
High voltage AND flames - cool!
camera meets destruct-o-tron
the name of charity
Sound improvisation by electrons...
|50KV Electron Microscope PSU||Info on high-power pulse switching devices trigatrons, thyratrons and various other -trons.|
Inside Electric Stuff - Ever wondered what electronic gadgets look like inside but were scared to get your screwdriver out ?
|Ipod Nano V6 LCD hacking||Flir One / Lepton thermal imager hacking
Clock display using LED lighting filament strips
|How to make really good homebrew PCBs||Neodymium magnets Turn a hard disk into a maglev
||Mystery corner Odd components - can you
figure them out ?
|Old calculator collection.||Ball-bearing motor Odd non- magnetic motor.||Fun with a BIG laser The lights go dim as the beam
|Unusual digital clocks||Argon laser power supply from surplus switchmode PSUs||Miniature smoke machine for laser experimenters||Fun with an argon laser
|Wierd military Processor boards||Cheap laser cutter
Cut! Burn! Melt!
Incredible Shrinking Chip
A nice demonstration of how much smaller chips have become over the last decade.
|A Laser that burns stuff!
Mike's got a CO2 laser - be afraid, be very afraid..!
a cheap capacitance box
|Probe for in-circuit PIC
||High-Speed video camera system
1000 frames/second of fun
|Repairing a window with an aquarium pump.
|Inside a fake AC Adapter||A Curious Oscillator circuit
Probably not useful..
|High-speed video images
Images from my high-speed camera system.
New stuff 9 Apr 2006
|Fun with Ferrofluid
And magnets. And Water
|Ipod LCD hacking||Hacking the ultra-cheap Sparkfun Colour QVGA LCD||SMT toaster hack
Reflow for �5
|PIC, AVR & other microcontroller stuff
Assorted neat microcontroller tips, tricks etc.
|The Junk Box Oddments that don't really fit anywhere else...||Muppet Alert Dumb emails received||Naughty Bits What electronic components get up to when you're not looking...|
Cynical commercial exploitation department (Warning : may contain something that is actually useful, or something I get paid for...)
|My Electric stuff on Ebay||Universal prototyping board
Highly flexible board for DIP and SMD building.
|48 Channel DMX dimmer||The Day Job|
|Forum for Versatronics & other low-end pick & Place machines|
Press / web articles etc. featuring this site :
featured site of the day Jan 2012
EEweb interview Dec 2011
BBC feature on Dorkbotlondon, featuring sparkophone presentation, June 2009
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